I know ammo is tough to get right now. The days of shooting hundreds of rounds an hour in practice have been put on hold by most of us.
Paul Markel recently wrote an article called The One Box Workout outlining a nice 50-round practice routine. From the article:
“The workout includes five separate stages with a ten round count per stage. If by chance the handgun you are using holds less than ten shots simply load it to capacity.
With your target set at five to seven yards, begin with a two-hand hold and slow-fire your first magazine or cylinder. Take your time and focus on a smooth deliberate trigger press and clear front sight.
Reload your handgun and repeat the first drill only this time fire all rounds using your strong/dominant hand only. Again, take your time and focus on solid marksmanship fundamentals. One of the keys to success when shooting single-handed is to ensure your wrist is locked.
Continue your practice session. Reload your handgun and fire the next exercise using your support/off hand only. Again, focus intently on your front sight and be sure your trigger press is smooth and deliberate. Lock your wrist so the gun doesn’t flail about.
We now move on to holster drills. With your handgun loaded and holstered, smoothly draw and engage the target. Fire two shots and then slowly and hesitantly re-holster. Never race back to the holster, GO SLOW. Repeat the drill until the gun is empty.
Download your magazines to three or four rounds. Begin with a partially loaded handgun. Engage the target until the gun runs dry and reload. Repeat the drill two or three more times. If you are using a revolver this is more difficult but can be accomplished with speed-loaders or quick-strips.”
It’s a simple and easy “workout” that will help you stay tuned up at a minimal cost. Give it a try!